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THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
A Premier Research University
UC Berkeley is consistently rated among the top institutions in the world for the quality and breadth of its research enterprise, for the scholarly distinction of its faculty, for the excellence of its Ph.D. programs, and for the amount of funding received in support of its research programs.
UC Berkeley's core research community is made up of some 1,600 full time faculty, 10,000 graduate students, and approximately 1,400 post-doctoral fellows from throughout the world. In addition, many undergraduate students participate in cutting-edge research projects as part of their coursework.
Berkeley Research Highlights
Leading the way on finding solutions to some of the most important global challenges, the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are pooling their vast expertise to help achieve an affordable, sustainable and clean supply of global energy.
This summer UC Berkeley undergraduates are helping develop and deliver sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. Read more about the Cal Energy Corps, a new student internship program.
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Berkeley Research in Numbers
Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In a report published in September 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.
Among its current faculty are:
8 Nobel laureates
135 members of the National Academy of Sciences
87 members of the National Academy of Engineering
12 recipients of the National Medal of Science
226 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.